Understanding Your Diagnosis
Ewing Sarcoma: Diagnosis
If you or your child has symptoms of Ewing sarcoma, you’ll need certain exams and tests to be sure. Learn what tests you may have.
X-rays of the Extremities
X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of internal tissues, bones, and organs. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors or bone injuries.
X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back
This procedure may be used to diagnose back or neck pain, fractures or broken bones, arthritis, degeneration of the disks, tumors, or other problems.
A bone scan is a radiology procedure used to look at the skeleton. It is done to find areas of physical and chemical changes in bone. A bone scan may also be used to see if treatment of certain conditions is working.
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Bones
Computed tomography is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to make detailed images of the body. A CT scan shows details of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues
Magnetic resonance imaging uses a combination of a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of structures within the body.
A bone biopsy is a procedure done to remove tissue or cells from the body to be looked at under a microscope.
Ewing Sarcoma: Newly Diagnosed
Being told you have (or your child has) Ewing sarcoma can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.
Ewing Sarcoma: Stages
The stage of a cancer is how much and how far the cancer has spread in the body. Learn about the stages of Ewing sarcoma.